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August 7, 2013 at 10:23 am #54587
We have both WordPress 3.6 and Genesis 2 released. That's great news! However, the previous info about which specific Genesis child-themes would get updated was vague. I don't mind waiting if my particular theme will get updated. On the other hand, I do mind waiting for nothing! (i.e. there will be no update to my specific theme).
Does anyone have more specific info about what child-themes are likely to be updated?
I most interested in the Minimum theme (which I use), but I'm sure other users would like to know about the other themes as well. I may have missed the info, but currently not finding any specific complete info on updates.August 7, 2013 at 11:05 am #54597jeremyers1Member
I am looking for information on this too. I am a new customer, and only want to use a Child theme that is (or will be) updated to Genesis 2.0.
Blogger and AuthorAugust 7, 2013 at 11:05 am #54598
It's a bit unclear, but in response to this post Brian indicated that probable order of release would be:
If I understand him correctly, those ones are already Genesis 2.0 ready and will probably be released at the maddeningly slow rate of 1 a week or so ... 🙂August 7, 2013 at 11:09 am #54602
I'm disappointed to note that Minimum is not on that list. I hope it's part of the plan, as I really like that theme.
August 7, 2013 at 11:15 am #54606
In the linked post above Brian states: "Just so we are clear -- some themes like Outreach won't get much of a design update, so the only true update to it will be the HTML5 markup piece."
This could also be true for Minimum. And that's fine for me. It's just that I'd like greater clarity on the issue. If Minimum will only have the HTML5 markup piece added at some point, then going ahead and using it now should be fine. Whatever the real answer, I don't want to be making design decisions based on tea leaves and smoke signals.August 7, 2013 at 11:23 am #54609
I'm fine with the design of Minimum as it is. My only concern is that it's feature complete with HTML5, microdata, etc. I never expected that they would re-design all of the old themes. Just make them compatible with the current features.
August 7, 2013 at 11:24 am #54612
Well, we'd all love new stuff in our favorite themes for free! But I agree with William: compatibilty is the main issue. And a pretty important one at that.August 7, 2013 at 11:38 am #54625
I always liked the Eleven40 theme, but never used it. Now I think the changes make it ideal for one of my sites. Still have to play with everything on a test site first, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty.
August 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm #54636martialwarriorParticipant
So Magazine will not be updated???August 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm #54666MarcParticipant
FWIW - Wes Straham expects to have the HTML5 Genesis child themes http://appfinite.com/ released tomorrow! Really looking forward to the updated Epik!
My updated themes will be released tomorrow, FWIW. #genesiswp Wes Straham (@WesStraham) August 7, 2013
August 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm #54674jmrallenMember
I wonder if StudioPress can add a column to the Downloads page indicating whether it's been updated for Genesis 2.0. A simple Y/N would be helpful, since some of the themes currently are at version 2.0, which some people may think means "this is compatible with Genesis 2.0"August 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm #54687
That would be helpful.
August 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm #54688rwboydParticipant
I too love and use the minimum theme (on a few personal and client websites) would love to see it 2.0 compatible! Also love the 2.0 Y/N idea on the mystudiopress downloads page!August 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm #54709fssbobMember
Whether it be the idea for a "Y/N" box suggested above or some other approach, I think something is needed to help alleviate the confusion that's going to occur when people assume a "2.0x" child theme has been updated to fully support Genesis 2.0. Thanks.
August 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm #54711
I agree -- some indication on the downloads page that a theme is Genesis 2.0 / HTML5 ready would be SO helpful.August 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm #54713Joshua DzibaMember
I have successfully implemented & enabled HTML5 markup on two sites now running WP 3.6, Genesis2.0 and the Studiopress Maximum & BackCountry child themes. Will be glad to offer support to anyone needing to implement markup.
Interpolat Solutions, LLC
Connecting the dots for you.August 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm #54722idealnealMember
I have upgraded on six different sites with no problem, but with this one exception and I am stumped.
I have upgrade to 3.6 and genesis 2.0 using the backcountry theme.
Everytime, however, that I have tried upgrading, my admin area goes blank.
I have shut off all of my plug-ins, reinstalled 2.0, and reinstalled wordpress 3.6, but nothing seems to work. The only fix that works is to go back to the previous version of genesis.
Does anyone have any ideas.
thanksAugust 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm #54733nazzParticipant
"those ones are already Genesis 2.0 ready and will probably be released at the maddeningly slow rate of 1 a week or so …"
What will the rate of release of new themes be? In serious need of new blood here.August 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm #54739
@Marc I'm new to WordPress and Genesis. Are Wes' themes considered good? I like the look of Epik a lot, so I may pick it up, but I realistically know nothing about various WP-Genesis theme developers (except StudioPress).August 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm #54742
Not Marc, but ... the Epik theme was announced by and endorsed by StudioPress. They have been selective in what themes they endorse, so I would expect it to be "top-notch," to use Brian's words. HTH
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